Abstract A quasi-analytical model bas been developed for predicting the current-voltage characteristics of a cylindrical surrounding gate metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistor (MOSFET) by taking ballistic transport and quantum confinement effects into consideration. Quantum effect was incorporated in the Poisson's equation in a self-consistent way together with the calculated subband energy levels. The model was validated with numerical simulation. Better agreements were obtained as compared with several previous models. Our results further revealed that the top of barrier (ToB) approximation is not accurate enough at large gate and drain biases; tunneling current and better electrostatic model have to be taken into account.
- Ballistic transport
- Cylindrical surrounding gate MOSFETs
- Quantum effect
- Quasi-analytical model